Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sixth Report: 3 Lots

8 July 2014.

(a) London, Sotheby's, sale L14240, Lot 40.
     Two fragments, illuminated, 1st quarter of s.XVI (post-1502), of the Spanish translation by 
     Ambrosio Montesino of the "Vita Christi" of Ludolph of Saxony.  
     The miniatures depict (1) the Cleansing of the Temple and (2) Zaccheus receiving Jesus, this 
     one reproduced in the sale catalogue.   
     Another fragment from the same MS is reported here (at auction in France on 25 January
     2014, Lot 88 of the sale by Guillaumot-Richard, Villefranche sur Saone). 
     Estimate: £ 3000-5000
     MIMSS catalogue number: LS2014070800400014.

(b) Lot 58.
    Single-quire fragment of a Missal, early s.XVI, Latin, consisting of 3 vellum bifolia; Spain   (“central Spain [perhaps Guadalupe]” – Catalogue, p. 47). Illuminated with initials and elaborate   full borders including “naturalistic flora and fauna” and “fighting knights on horseback”, illustrated   in the catalogue.  Modern rebinding; modern Swedish provenance.
   Estimate: £6000-£8000.
   MIMSS Catalogue number: LS2014070800580015.

(c) Lot 59.
   Regla de la santa misericordia de nro señor Ihu Xpo[...] desta ciudad de Cordoua. Decorated  vellum manuscript in Spanish, Córdoba, 1561.  52 leaves; rubrication (in the literal sense);  strapwork initial “R” on title page.  Illustrated in catalogue. Contemporary binding of stamped leather over wooden boards. Recent UK provenance. Some added drawings. The Santa Misericordia fraternity includes dedication to Sta Lucía and San Julián.
  Estimate: £3000-5000.
  MIMSS Catalogue number: LS2014070800590016.